Typhoon-stricken area Free car rental service started Tochigi December 8 15:09
In Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture, where many vehicles were damaged by water in Typhoon No. 19, a service to lend cars to residents for free began on the 8th.
This service was started in Tochigi City by the Japan Car Sharing Association, an organization that supports people who have lost their cars due to disasters.
On the 8th, five cars were prepared, and the residents who made a reservation in advance got in the car after receiving explanations such as car insurance and headed to their homes.
For rental, advance reservations by telephone or the Internet, disaster certificate and damage certificate are required, and the car can be used free of charge for one month in principle.
The group has solicited car donations from across the country, and has so far lent out more than 70 cars in Miyagi Prefecture, and wants to secure about 30 cars in Tochigi City.
A 61-year-old man who rented a car said, “Two typhoons made it impossible to use two cars, making it difficult for commuting and shopping. .
Takehiko Yoshizawa, representative director of the Japan Car Sharing Association, said, “There are many voices saying that we are in trouble with the car from the stricken area. It was.